Streets & Maintenance

The Public Works Department provides street, alley, trail, sidewalk, and municipal parking lot maintenance, sweeping, and snow removal.  


Please notify the Public Works Department of any potholes, sidewalk/trail issues, or anything related to street maintenance.  


Snow and Ice Removal from Sidewalks

The occupant of a building or lot is responsible for and shall remove the snow and ice from the public sidewalks adjoining the building of lot.

The term "occupant" as used in the ordinance shall mean and include, without being limited to, the owner of the building or lot; tenant or tenants with respect to one or two-family dwellings; the manager or person having care, custody or control of the building or lot with respect to three-family or larger dwellings, and commercial, business or industrial premises, and vacant or unoccupied buildings or lots.  The term "occupant" includes persons, firms and corporations. 

If the snow and ice are not removed from a public sidewalk as required by the ordinance, the head of the City of Winsted Public Works Department or designee may serve the occupant a notice ordering the removal of the snow and ice within twenty-four (24) hours. 

The head of the Public Works Department may require in cases of hardship or extreme difficulty, alternative methods of rendering the sidewalk safe for pedestrian travel, including, but not limited to, sanding or salting of the sidewalk.

The ordinance applies to the following public sidewalks:

  • The sidewalks on the East and West sides of Second Street from McLeod Avenue West to Andy Avenue West;

  • The sidewalks which runs along the South side of Andy Avenue West between Second Street North and First Street North;

  • The sidewalks on the East and West side of First Street North between Andy Avenue West and Main Avenue West;

  • The sidewalks on the North and South sides of Winsted Avenue West between First Street North and Second Street North; and

  • The sidewalks on the North and South sides of Main Avenue West between First Street North and Third Street North.


Alley Ways

The speed limit in alleys is 10 miles per hour.  Residents are not allowed stop, stand, or park a vehicle in an alley way if it will block the driveway entrance to any abutting properties.   Permanent structures and plantings are also prohibited in alley ways.  


Curb and Gutter

Curb and gutter alterations require a permit from City Hall and must comply with the quality, location, type of cement, and ingredients specified by the City.  The removal, installation, or replacement of curb and gutter must be completed within 60 days of the issuance of the permit.  


Please refer to Chapter 6 of the Winsted Municipal Code for more information related to streets, sidewalks and alleys.